Thursday, 2 September 2010

Between Two Continents

Hello to all my dear readers and friends.  I have missed you all and missed following your postings and comments.  I hope to be resuming with this blog now, with a greater emphasis on book reviews and bookish things.  I would like to thank you all again for your kind and touching words of condolences.  This has been even harder than I could imagine and the pain continues, made worse by the unbelievable bureaucracy and costs that accompany such an event.

My life is currently suspended between the UK and South Africa and I'm not sure when it will return to normal.  I have found some comfort in reading and hope to have some reviews up in due course.  I have received a few review copies and would like to thank the publishers for their generosity. I shall try to read these and review them as soon as I can.

I have decided to give the blog a makeover and simplify things.  Although I liked the design of the previous incarnation, it wasn't suitable for all monitor resolutions.  I hope that the current style does the job and conveys a little warmth and simplicity.

I look forward to hearing from you all again and to dip in and out of your comments and blog postings.

A joyful Spring to those of you in the South and a mellow Autumn/Fall to those in the North.  Whatever the hemisphere, the latter part of the year holds a bounty of new publications.  Happy reading!


Anonymous said...

Welcome back! How lovely to see a post from you, and the new look is very beautiful.

I have been thinking of you and when you would be coming back to post.I'm so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time. I can't imagine how emotional and stressful it must be. I hope that you are taking care of yourself and that your reading is providing you with some comfort and escape.

Rochester Reader said...

Dear Bookssnob... I hope you are well. Thank you for your kind and lovely words. It means a lot to me :-) Reading is a wonderful escape and book browsing - with a chai latte in hand - an even better one! I hope to see more of you soon as I catch up with my blog reading.

A Bookish Space said...

Welcome back Rochester Reader - the new look is lovely. My thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

Rochester Reader said...

Hi A Bookish Space. I hope you have been keeping well. Thank you for your kind words and for the compliment :-)

sunt_lacrimae_rerum said...

I am very happy you have returned. I've missed you and have been thinking of you.

Be well.

Rochester Reader said...

Hello sunt_lacrimae_rerum! Thank you for your sweet words :-) They mean a lot to me. I shall be visiting your site soon. Take care.